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SPIshutter MacBook webcam privacy cover review

on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Have you ever accidentally started a video chat with someone when you were looking less than your best? Or maybe you’re a little paranoid that THEY may be watching your every move through the webcam on your MacBook? An easy way to solve that problem would be to stick a piece of tape over theRead More…


The Pad & Quill Cartella Case For Macbook Air Review

on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The way we protect our portable technology these days comes in every shape, size and color constructed from every material imaginable; from a thin plastic film to platinum encrusted with diamonds. Well, the folks at Pad & Quill create cases that look like old leather bound books from days gone by. Historically, they have focusedRead More…


Opt MagicQ MacBook Case and Stand Review

on Monday, September 24th, 2012

I recently traded in my 13″ MacBook Pro for an 11″ MacBook Air.  I love my new Air, but I did have to give up using the ChillBed stand (see related posts) I’ve been using with the MBP because the front lip of the laptop stand was too high for the very thin front edgeRead More…


Hammered Hardshell Case for MacBook Air from Incase

on Monday, August 27th, 2012

My daughter sometimes isn’t as careful as she could be with her computer and gadgets.  She’ll need to take her laptop to school this year, and I was looking for something that could offer a bit of protection to her 11″ MacBook Air while it’s riding in her book-filled backpack.  I was interested to seeRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – BookEndz Docks and USB Monitors

on Sunday, August 26th, 2012

If you read my gadget diary post from last week, you’ll remember that I sent my 3yr old 27″ iMac to Powermax to get credit for a future purchase. They’ve already received the computer, so I’m just waiting for them to complete the review process before they deposit the credit into my account. I don’tRead More…


Protect Your MacBook Air with a Viper

on Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

The Viper Sleeve for MacBook Air from booq is a semi-rigid, ultra-thin case with a difference.  There are no zippers in the Viper, so you don’t have to worry about scratching the aluminum chassis of the Air.  Simply slide the thin side in first, and the magnetic closure will keep the case securely closed.  TheRead More…

Booq Viper Hardcase for Macbook Air 11″ Review

on Friday, May 4th, 2012

I’ve been searching for a perfect case ever since I got a new Macbook Air 11″.  I came across the Booq website and they had a hardcase that looked perfect for my shiny new Macbook Air.  So I asked Julie if I could review their Booq Viper Hardcase for Macbook Air 11″.  Let’s see howRead More…


Apple mates an iPad with a MacBook Air

on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Quite awhile ago Steve Jobs said that Apple wouldn’t offer a netbook, but today he announced 2 new MacBook Air laptops that sure do resemble one (especially the 11 inch version). Available today in 11 and 13 inch models with prices starting at $999, these updated MBAs are both thinner and lighter than their predecessor.Read More…